16 October 2004
Turkish driver Ramazan Elbu was decapitated in recent incidents in Iraq yesterday that led to over 30 deaths.
In a video cassette issued on a website belonging to an illegal organization called the Ansar Al-Sunnah Army, the Turkish driver appears blindfolded before four masked men. Before he was beheaded, he said he was being killed because he had carried cargo for American soldiers in Iraq.
"Death in the hands of holy warriors is the destiny for these people as you will see," said one of the militants. Following the statement, two militants made the driver lay down while another militant cut off Elbu's head.
Two other Turkish drivers were kidnapped yesterday along with two Arabs on the highway near Samarra.
15 October 2004